US Assistant Secretary Blake’s visit to Sri Lanka yet to be rescheduled

Aug 30, Washington, DC: No new dates have been scheduled yet for the visit of United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake to Sri Lanka that had to be postponed due to Hurricane Irene, the State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said Monday. Responding to a query on […]
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Profoods/Propack concludes

Profoods/Propack concludes Profood/Propack International Exhibition 2011 with the participation of over 300 exhibiting companies from 15 countries, exhibiting more than 10,000 new products and services was concluded yesterday. The event showcased many overseas companies, especially from the SAARC region. Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa participated as the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the […]
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Radical changes in agriculture needed for food, water security – eco

Experts in water, agriculture and conservation banded together at last week’s World Water Week in Stockholm to call for a major shift in global policies on agriculture and natural resource management, a change they said was urgently needed for future food and water security. The call to action came on the back of a study […]
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Sri Lanka’s trade deficit expands to US$ 4.25 billion in first half of 2011

Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s trade deficit expanded to US$ 4.25 billion in the first half of 2011, the Central Bank reported Monday in its External Sector Performance Review. Although Earnings from exports grew by 35.2 percent in the first six months of the year to US$ 5.06 billion, cumulative expenditure on imports increased by […]
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Over 270,000 of Sri Lanka’s displaced resettled, under 7,500 remain in camps

Aug 29, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government says over 270,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have either been resettled or released and only 7,422 are remaining in the camps as of Monday (August 29). The remaining IDPs include 3, 319 in Kadirgamar Zone-0 and 4,103 in Anandakumaraswami Zone-1 in Menik Farm Relief Village in Vavuniya. The […]
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An all-party operation room to handle complaints on local government elections of Sri Lanka

Aug 29, Colombo: An all-party operation room to handle all the election matters for the upcoming third phase of local government elections in Sri Lanka will be opened today. The operation room will comprise senior officers of the Election Secretariat, representatives of all political parties that are contesting the election, police officers and the election […]
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Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister leaves for Korea starting a world tour

Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris will be leaving for Korea today starting a world tour that includes several counties and a Non-Aligned Movement summit prior to attending the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva next month. The Minister leaves Monday on an official visit to the Republic […]
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